24. Suriname discoveries Block 58 (2020): How much will money could Suriname obtain ?

24. Suriname, Discoveries Maka Central, Sapakara and Kwaskwasi (offshore Block 58, Apache/Total, 2020):

How much money could Suriname obtain from these discoveries ?

Some 60 billion US$ Gross Revenue. With 21  billion US$ Suriname Government Take.

This is my own calculation, to have a ball-park figure (amount in billion US$ involved ).

Kwaskwasi-1 well, Bl.58, Apache
Maka Central#1 discovery, Bl.58, Apache, January 2020


  1. Petroleum Sharing Contract (Model PSC, https://www.staatsolie.com/media/tuvjyme3/model-psc.pdf;                  Average R-factor 1,25.
  2. 300 million barrels reserves Maka (Woodmack 2020)
  3. 300 million barrels reserves Sapakara
  4. 300 million barrels reserves Kwaskwasi
  5. 70 US$ / barrel, when entering production phase, somewhere 2027.
  6. Economics run


Some 60 billion US$ Gross Revenue.

From Maka Central, Sapakara and Kwaskwasi discoveries (2020).


Some 21  billion US$ Suriname Government Take.

A) Gross Revenue Maka Central discovery could be some 20 billion US$, with

Government (Suriname) total net income: some 7 billion US$


a. Royalty: 1,3 (billion US$)

b. Profit Oil: 2,7 (billion US$)

c. Taxes : 3 (billion US$)

Government Take represents some 65 %, if adding 20% participation in Production phase.

IRR between 20-30%

B) Gross Revenue and other financial figures for Sapakara and Kwaskwasi discoveries are the same as Maka.






23. Suriname – Kwaskwasi Prospect, Block 58, Apache

23. Suriname – Kwaskwasi Prospect, Block 58, Apache – V.15.05.20

The well was spudded second half April 2020. Should be closer to TD, logging, testing by this time.

Well coordinates (drillship Noble Sam Croft):

7.46573 N / 56.12068 W.

Objectives: Upper Cretaceous fans.
Similar to the 2 previous substantial discoveries Maka Central #1 and Sapakara West-1.

Chasing hydrocarbons in multiple stacked targets in the Upper Cretaceous, Campanian and Santonian intervals.

My best guess ?
Discovery nr. 3, with high-value light oil and condensate; most probably, hopefully.

Why ?
Is located just in between previous 2 discoveries. With the same discovery-prone hydrocarbon habitat characteristics. Mature/late mature kitchen still active, light oil and condensate. Multiple good reservoir sands and top seals.

On trend and represents the eastern part of the Liza-Sapakara discovery trend ( “ Guiana-Suriname Golden Lane “).

Sapakara West-1 results ?

Total 79 meters (259 feet) of net oil and gas condensate pay in two intervals.

Equals ??? million bbls reserves ?

The shallower Campanian interval contains 13 meters (43 feet) of net gas condensate and 30 meters (98 feet) of net oil pay, with API oil gravities between 35 and 40 degrees.

The deeper Santonian interval contains 36 meters (118 feet) of net oil-bearing reservoir with API oil gravities between 40 and 45 degrees.

Tertiary reservoirs, in general ?

May contain heavy, biodegradated, low commercial oil.

Similar to the Tullow discoveries in 2019 in Guyana.

Paleocene-Oligocene deep marine sandstone reservoirs.

Jethro-1 well, Orinduik block, 55m net heavy oil pay in good Lower Tertiary reservoir sands.

Joe-1 well, TD at 2175 m, 14 m net pay in Upper Tertiary, heavier oil than Jethro-1 and with high sulphur content.
This as the reservoirs received the oil while at rather shallow depth (wrong timing). At some 800 – 2500 m depth, thus within biodegradation range.

Before being buried deeper, to their present depth. Related with the thick Late Miocene (especially Tortonian) interval deposited on top of them.

The Tortonian – Recent sediments sediment wedge if very thick. It coincides and is due to an important uplift and erosion cycle of the Roraima Province.

Shelf-edge wells may all present this problem in the Tertiary interval.

Hydrocarbon generation from Canje SR in this basin started between 10 – 5 Ma and continues at present.


My remarks (pre- and postdrill) on Maka Central and Sapakara discoveries, in posts 21 and 22.

Many posts on Guiana-Suriname Basin.

” Why is there Heavy Oil in Cenozoic Reservoirs Offshore Guyana ” 2020, by Halliburton, R. James, J. Schotschman and R. Head

Reports Tullow and Apache

Kwaskwasi-1 well, Bl.58, Apache
Kwaskwasi-1 well, Bl.58, Apache


22. Suriname – Block 58, Apache, Sapakara West-1 prospect

22 Suriname – Block 58, Apache, Sapakara West-1 prospect V.5.2.20

My best educated guess (5th february 2020):

Will most certainly be the 2nd significant petroleum (light oil & condensate) discovery offshore Suriname.

Rien ne va plus. Faîtes vos jeux. Somewhere beginning April 2020 we will know hopefully.

April 02, 2020:

Significant discovery, announcement by Apache / Total (http://investor.apachecorp.com/news-releases/news-release-details/apache-corporation-announces-significant-oil-discovery-offshore/):

Sapakara West-1 was drilled to a depth of approximately 6,300 meters (20,700 feet), and successfully tested for the presence of hydrocarbons in multiple stacked targets in the upper Cretaceous-aged Campanian and Santonian intervals.

Preliminary fluid samples and test results indicate at least 79 meters (259 feet) of net oil and gas condensate pay (35-45 API oil gravities range) in two intervals.

The shallower Campanian interval contains 13 meters (43 feet) of net gas condensate and 30 meters (98 feet) of net oil pay, with API oil gravities between 35 and 40 degrees.

The deeper Santonian interval contains 36 meters (118 feet) of net oil-bearing reservoir with API oil gravities between 40 and 45 degrees.

Development of Maka and Sapakara discoveries ?

My prognosis is that 2 discoveries could probably be developed, such as with a high capacity FPSO and a production of some 150,000 b/d.

If also Kwaskwasi results to be a similar, significant discovery (what I expect) ? These 3 could be connected to just one FPSO with a production of some 225,000 b/d. Somewhere in 2027.

Block 58 is part of the east side of, what I call and name the “ Golden Lane of Guiana-Suriname Basin “.

Sapakara West 1 Location map:

Sapakara West 1
Sapakara West 1

Block 58 and bordering area presents a very similar
hydrocarbon habitat, with strong discovery-prone fundamentals, just as the previous major/giant Guyana discoveries.

ExxonMobil reserves 3/2020
ExxonMobil reserves 3/2020

Critical geological exploration & discovery success factors, in my humble opinion, till now are:

1) Fan systems in the “ deeper, third “ terrace or Cretaceous (deep) offshore area.
North of Cretaceous continental / basin margin.

Lisa giant discovery ?

Well-developed basin floor fan deposystem. Maastrichtian in age, Late Cretaceous.

2) Located above and/or close to the prolific mature/late mature Canje source rock kitchen.
With short and minimal migration problems.

Liza habitat giant fields GSB
Liza and habitat of other giant fields in GSB -Basinfloor fans in “ Upper Cretaceous offshore area “; Reference eco.com, sept. 2018

Canje source rock is similar and time-equivalent (” family “) to famous Venezuelan, La Luna & Querecual source rocks.

Note on the seismic section that the thickness of the Cenomanian source rock is not constant. But varies considerably, consequently also with strong variability in the amount of source rock available for petroleum generation.

The latters have generated some 300 billion barrels of proven reserves.
Some 100 billion bbls in Maracaibo Basin, some 200 billion in Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt (Ref. e.g. my own publications on these, also on this website).

3) Application of ExxonMobil proprietary full wave seismic inversion technology. Permitted discovery of 5 largest fields (Tilapia, Haimara, Yellowtail, Tripletail, Mako). Raised success rate to 90% in offshore Guyana.

My own geo-mindbreakers, have never seen any published data (yet) on this ?

Kitchens GSB - Repsol
Kitchens GSB – Repsol – Reference: eco.com, sept 2018

a) How many billion barrels of petroleum were generated in Guiana-Suriname Basin, (just) from Canje source rock ?

…Major oil and gas generation from kerogen occurs between 120 and 150°C in the subsurface…

…gas generation continues to temperatures ⪢ 160°C

b) How many km2 area does Canje cover?

c) How thick is Canje source rock (on average) ?

d) How much TOC content, on average ?

d) What is the volume in km3 of Canje source rocks ?

e) What is the total generation potential of 1 m3 Canje source rock, based on geochemical lab results ?

…> 5 kgt−1 of rock and average organic carbon contents > 1.5% expel 60–90% of the total oil generated.

f) What is the generation potential during the successive maturation stages (early, middle, late stages).


The richness calculated to be between 9 – 41 MMboe/km 2, for similar La Luna / Villeta S.R..

For example, in Norean-1 well, La Luna is 546 m thick with an average TOC value of 3.14 wt%; the Hydrogen Index (HI) is close to 302 mgHC/gTOC, and the S2 ranges from 5 to 27 mg/gRock

HC Generated La Luna SR
HC Generated La Luna SR

Ref.  A Regional Overview of the La Luna Formation and the Villeta Group as Shale Gas/Shale Oil in the Catatumbo, Magdalena Valley and Eastern Cordillera Regions, Colombia* Ricardo Veiga1 and Francisco Dzelalija1
Search and Discovery Article #10565 (2014) Posted January 20, 2014
*Adapted from extended abstract prepared for oral presentation at AAPG International Conference & Exhibition, Cartagena, Colombia, September 8-11, 2013).

g) Where are the different area maps of the successive maturity phases ?

h) Reason?  

We (dr. Suhas Talukdar, former colleague and myself) did this same important and indispensable excercise for Maracaibo Basin, in 1984.
As part of ” Generation and migration of hydrocarbons in the Maracaibo basin, Venezuela: An integrated basin study “.
Under stewardship of prof. dr. John M. Hunt and prof. dr. Parke Dickey.

i) Etc. etc.etc., enough for a whole congress on source rocks…to get an idea on how much to expect…

3) deep basin floor fans are rather flat lying/low dip, with efficiënt top and side seals. Have a very wide areal extent with the largest reservoir / giant field potential.

Some references:

1) Previous posts on GS basin on my website

2) GeoArt post: painting, my own prognosis in 2008 on Discovery Play types (already long before Guiana-Suriname Golden Lane discovery):

Liza giant discovery, basinfloor and related fan systems.
Presented at successful Art exposition april 2010 at Consulate of Venezuela, Paramaribo, Suriname.

This painting has been solicited and elected for the frontpage of the book titled “ Guyana’s Oil Odyssey, 1750-2019 “ published by the University of Guyana.

3) M.Sc. thesis (2009) on “ Deep Water Turbidites and Fan Systems in Guiana-Suriname Basin – Future Hydrocarbon Potential “.
Based on offshore seismic, wells, field analogs, experimental lab results & insights obtained at University Utrecht, company reports etc.
Thesis including Block 58 and surrounding area.
By one of my Dutch students, I designed the project and was his thesis steward and supervisor.

4) Offshore Suriname, A New Outlook.
Based on my own re-evaluation.

Play fairways, play types, prospective zones, leads, prospects, source rocks and kitchens, areas available for IOC licensing.
Presented dec. 2009, Trinidad, Port of Spain, Caribbean Energy Conference.

5) Etc. etc. etc.

Maka Central 1 First discovery
Maka Central 1 First discovery


Apache Map
Apache map

22. Westpunt

“ Westpint “

No, ningun persona a sperami aki
T’ami mes a bin di bishita relámpago

Simplemente mi gusta paseo i deskubrí
Komo eksplorador

Manera Unamuno ta bisa,
“ Se hace camino al andar
Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino y nada más;
Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace el camino,
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante, no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar.”

sigur, sigur
Senda que vuelvo a pisar,
Estelas en el mar curazoleño

mi konosé e pueblo chiquitu aki
Pueblo serka di mar
Unda tambè mi amigu pastor Socrates tabata viva hopi tempu.

Unda nos mes tabata pasa dushi wikent na vakantienan
Den e kampeertent grandi ku a trese di Hulanda

Hopi tempu pasà
Disfrutando de su playa
tambè ku sabroso barbecue, schaafijs di Kortijn ku stroop
i awa di lamunchi
Dushi yu.

Despues di biba tantu tempu rond di mundu
Mi a bin bishitabò di nobo.

Oude liefde roest niet, manera nan ta bisa na Fríolandia,
Despues di esplorá tantu paisnan
Semper bai mi a pensa riba bo.


Bo a kambia hopi

Ami tambè ?

Pero eigenlijk bo a keda mes un kos

Nos a keda mes un kos.

P’ami mes.

Westpunt – Curaçao

21 Golven en branding van Rif

Rif – Curaçao

Golven en branding van Rif

Golven en branding van Rif

… Branding

en golven die willen landen

maar de kust

is verdwenen

een piepklein eiland

tot de punt van zijn neus verdronken

in de smaragd groene Caraïbische zee

met koraal rotsen, diabaas


altijd weerbarstige en puntige stenen

geen pad

dat me

zonder gaten


naar een veilige haven

branding en golven

alleen in de zon

wie werpt me een touw…


23. Lousy Scammers

Scammer from Togo
Scammer from Togo

23. Lousy scamMERS V.6.05.20

Scammers, phishers, blackmailers ?

Almost everybody nowadays receives lousy scam letters.

Very annoying, digital thieves, e-robbers, pick-pockets in e-times.

Who are these people ? Habitat and Ecosystem ?

Scammers, phishers ?
Son “ Ratas de dos patas” or ” Rats on 2 legs “:



Thieves have always existed and will unfortunately always exist in this unique planet and precious Milkey Way galaxy. Like toxic and malicious viruses and bacteria. Like Corona Covid-19.

These are real cowards. They never show their true face. They are roaming and flying in the virtual internet space. If one would get robbed in the street at least one could fight them, hit back and knock them knock-out. But these are authentic invisible cowards. Like mosquitos in the dark. Like Covid-19.

Scammer Togo
Scammer Togo

Modus operandi ?

They usually take some temporary, complicated and unusual email address that they abandon as soon if things get too hot. Usually they invent some dreary fairy tale about millions that they have in mind, saved especially for you, oh lucky you.

Very annoying, horrible false stories and always the same style. So crippled that they themselves do not believe it.

Where are they located?

Difficult to know who they are or to track?

In a documentary on tv, by Kees van der Spek, filmed with a small and hidden film camera, they visited and tracked a few Northwest African countries. Where one could see many, many of these scammers working. Incredible, a whole swarm of scammers. Like a swarm of dengue mosquitos in the bush. Most in small shops, more so shacks with internet. Where they spent the whole lousy day. Inventing how to scam and rob globally via internet. With all kind of magical stories. Mainly $$ millions that they have saved especially for you, only you.

What about all the world centre of bitcoin internet criminals/scammers/phishers in Benin City, Nigeria, the Yahoo Boys.

And the Yahoo Boys Plus that even use Voodoo for their scamming. It is almost a lifestyle. Using stolen pictures and identities of people of e.g. USA and Europe, e.g. The Netherlands for fraud with bitcoins, using an IP address from Amsterdam. They present themselves with stolen identities and pictures, as if they were handsome rich men, trying to conquer women and above all their money.

Studies in Germany have indicated that in several countries e-crime is increasing, and also related with deteriorating economic conditions.

Sometimes, all of a sudden a call on your mobile, phishers with a phone number from e.g. Qatar or Algeria: +213 5 58850457 (23-11-2019), +213 5 582 85 321 (23-11-2019), +213 6 63 81 0182 (30-9-2019).

Where do they get your email?

A lot of scammers get email addresses from Facebook and they first pry data on LinkedIn.

Some try to be clever and first set up a fake and void LinkedIn account. Without any verifiable background or study and work history. Followed by some lousy, curved and crippled story that is linked to your work and profile and experience. These scammers then sent a short, message via LinkedIn. The so-called intellectual scammers. Mainly those weirdos that present themselves as a banker or financier.

Most others are kind of stupid, low education scammers. You can immediately tell from the crippled english they use, the number of typing errors. And the horrible, insane and unbelievable financial fairy tales they write up.

Sometimes they are very resilient, though. And pop up again later. With a different funny name and email address. But with the same stupid message.

Maybe they should first take the time to read and study some literature such as Harry Potter.

Or Ernest Hemingway. To learn how to compose a nice and short essay that everyone would buy…

Or who knows, as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the protagonist of wonderful magical realism. And who knows they could even win the Nobel Prize literature. Awarded because of “ Outstanding Anthologies of Super Stupid Scam Letters “.

Others first pry my website?

When I see in my Google Analytics, and additional related Software that detects the sender, that a visitor from an African country like Togo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Algeria or Russia has visited my site?

Hm, hmmm, hmmm.

Most often ?

Soon afterwards I can see scam or phishing coming in.

As a rule of thumb.

Just see below the scam letters from Burkina Faso, Togo, Tunisia, Lybia, Nigeria, Russia, Malaysia etc.

Others and other places?

Lots of scammers and phishers like to invent and believe themselves that they are bankers or financiers, such as living in the Middle East. That they have a special deal for me, for you. Especially for me. Ohhh, what a lucky guy. With some fake invented address and so-called with their office situated in a luxury tower or mall in Dubai.
This while they themselves are sitting in some lousy shack in the middle of nowhere.

Or sitting on a donkey somewhere.

Usually I recommend these high flying virtual bankers and financiers most seriously to fly in their private mini jet to Schiphol Airport.

In their Gulfstream G650 of $65 million that they sure own.

So that we can have a serious F2F business meeting in the nearby WTC office.

But ?

Never get an answer on this.

Normally I also solicit them to sent me copy of their passport, identity card, home phone number and phone numbers of 5 business persons that I could call to verify ?

Never get an answer.

Just this intelligent Togo scammer on the photo.

Most probably a stolen or fake passport and diploma.

From Brasil?

From her work email, maria.calil@goiasprev.go.gov.br, Goias state government.

Most iconic this one. From a government official. Mind you. Taking her precious time at work to scam others from her office. From capital Brasilia, designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer.
With some fake chinese name, to make me enthusiastic she hopes. And text in indonesian. Under fake name Wang Jianlin1, what a creative toxic mind this lady scammer, with text:

Halo teman, Anda telah diberikan balasan donasi untuk lebih jelasnya. Translated, Hello friends, you have been given a donation reply for more details. (Ja ja jaaaa, much better, why not, an invitation in indonesian to dance Samba on Copacabana beach…).

Should resent this email to president Bolsonaro.

Or to ex-president Lula, who now has plenty of time. Just freed from prison where he was for corruption. Accepted e.g. his penthouse as a gift from some entrepreneur that got lucrative contracts during his government.


I also got one from a Venezuela related person or maybe Venezuelan. I noted from the typical and key Venezuelan words he (she) used. Offering some vague and corrupt business deal, as he claimed to have good and swift contacts in high echelons in the oil industry and government…

Another one with outstanding, outrageous “ corruption genes “ in his body, blood and brains. That by the way also helped to ruin his whole native country, from riches to rags in just 2 decades.

Sure, he had previously seen on LinkedIn and on my website that I lived and worked in Venezuela. So, let’s try if we can fish and catch this one.

How stupid. Who knows somewhere from a shack in Petare or Cementerio slums. Que HdP degenerado?

They themselves most probably are sitting in some poor shack. With a hungry stomach, probably without light, in ragged pants, a dirty T-shirt and worn-out slippers. Banging their poor brains to invent some wonderful Abrakadabra financial fairy tale.


Sometimes, from somewhere,  you get fake job offers with a most fabulous fake contract, so-called from a well known oil company. Normally with an email that resembles that of the firm, a stolen logo, slightly adapted and changed so that you do not note at first sight. But to proceed, you are kindly asked to first deposit money for your visa. Ha ha haaa, how clever, pay in advance.

How to eradicate?  

Fortunately most of this mail goes automatically to the Spam box.

Others I just erase.

How to proceed? 

With those scam emails that do sneak in my normal inbox ?


If I am in the mood, if I have time, I answer most enthusiastic and inspired ?

By vomiting a boisterous river and plethora of the most horrible swearings, insults and curses that occurred and flashed-up to my poor brain during a special and magical moment of intense inspiration ?

Yes, indeed. A most memorable email I wrote after I had received a whole bunch of scam letters in just one day.

And ?

Resent this splendid email, sometimes up to several hundreds of times, with a copy to all the scam addresses and dearest Scammers that have written me through time.

Just click 100+ times on “Resent “.

Till the computer returns the message:

Mailbox of receiver full, not able to deliver “.

Mailbox of the Scammers busted. How devine.

My ” Answer Macro letter “ is always ready in my ” Starred ” email box.

Waiting most patiently for other dear scammers, to be fired and used.

And to be resent some hundred+ times.
As well as to the previous scammers that are always happily included as a copy. To make sure they all get it. All scammers happy together. Enjoying each others invented stupid scam stories.

Does this work?

Who knows.


At least I busted their inbox.

And freaked them out for the moment being.

Maybe ?

They will soon get together and establish,

” The Non-Profit Humanitarian Organisation of Global Lousy Scammers “. Who knows.

  1. Hello friend, From robertandersonhappy1@gmail.com Thank you for your reply. The main reason I contacted you is that I got my deceased client (CARLOS ALEXANDER Lien) legal permission here in my country to me
    provided someone who inherits their fund for safekeeping the bank of their own bank heritage and depository policies. the bank here wants to send this
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    Bar. Robert Anderson (What a Happy guy, even his email address is Happy, this robertandersonhappy1@gmail.com, what an insane Rat)
  2. Best friend, My name is Mrs. Patricia Gunnarsson from Ireland, married to Late Engr George Gunnarsson {PhD}, who worked for 19 years at Tullow Oil plc, a multinational oil and gas exploration company in London, before he died on August 25, 2013. We were married 24 years without a child. My husband died after a short illness, which lasted only four days. When my late husband was still alive, he deposited $ 3,200,000 on his offshore account at Cahoot Bank London, UK. and this fund is currently at the bank, waiting for the day on which I will use it.Even before my marriage, I was a lung cancer patient and recently my doctor told me that I would not live longer than the next month as my lung cancer is now worse. What bothers me most is my stroke. After knowing my condition, I decided to look for a sincere person to donate the fund to a church or better to motherless orphanages.I’m contacting you because I want a church or an individual to use this money to fund churches, orphanages, and widows to ensure that God’s will is maintained. I made this decision because I have no child who will inherit this money.
    I can no longer rely on the family of my deceased husband because they will never use the money as God pleases. Instead, they use the money for their personal needs, and I do not want that to happen.In this regard, I sincerely ask for your support in this humanitarian work for Christ. I would like the bank to transfer this fund to your bank account so that you use 60% of the fund to help the following people: 1. The motherless babies, 2, churches. 3, widows. 4, disable people. And then use the remaining 40% of the fund for you and your family. If you accept this humanitarian work, you must promise me that you would not disappoint me if the amount is transferred to your bank account in your country. In addition, you assure me that you use the 60% of the money for the stated purposeIf you are interested in this work of God, please respond, so that I can tell you all details about the bank and how the money will be transferred to your bank account for this purpose.For more information please contact me via my private email: patriciag@mail2patricia.comYours sincerely,
    Mrs. Patricia Gunnarsson (poor Patricia, she is finally dying and leaving good money for you…ha ha haaa, what a miserable joke. What a sick and toxic Rat and mind, using God, Christ and orphanages for scamming).
  3. With warm heart I offer my friendship, and my greetings to you in the name of our lord, and I hope this letter meets you in good time, I Propose with my free mind and as a person of integrity from God, I know that this message will appear as a surprise to you that we barely Know but the grace of God directed me to you and I wish you read this message and be blessed in name of the Lord.I have a brain tumor; I suffer terribly at the moment. My doctor just informed me that my days are numbered because of my health therefore condemned to certain death. Currently, I have exhausted all my savings for my medical care.But I do have some funds for my charity project; these funds are deposited with one of the security Company here In Cote D’Ivoire West Africa. Purposed for charitable foundation, my marital status is such that I’m single because I lost my Husband over 9 years now and unfortunately we have not had a child together, which I am no one to leave my legacy for. Therefore, to release my funds I would like to make a donation so that there is no stiff tax on my money.To this I would be so graceful and in order to help the poor to give what amounts to said legacy worth four Million Euros (€4,000,000.00) to enable you establish a charitable foundation in my memory so that the grace of God be with me until my last home so I can receive an honorable place with the Lord our father.I have no fear because before contacted you, I have several nights prayed for the Lord to give me the contact of a trusted person of whom I can entrust this matter and I believe my contacts to you is divine.Know that you can keep 30% of the money for yourself and the rest will be used to create a charitable foundation in my memory and a federation in the fight against cancer and also build orphanages.I count on your goodwill and especially on the proper use of these funds have something I do not doubt because I have great confidence in you that God may guide me toward you.  My Address diana.ackerstaff@yahoo.com. Awaiting your prompt reply, receive my cordial and fraternal greetings. What a sick and toxic mind this one, incredible.
  4. Hi, 24 sep. 2019, 13:38, rasheed mustafa <rm2568590@gmail.com> :

    Assalamualaikum My Dear Friend,

    My name is Mr.Rasheed Mustafa,i am a banker.
    I have a business proposal that worths (10,500,000USD) ten Million,five hundred thousand United States dollars for you.

    Kindly contact me for more details about this deal.

    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Best Regards,
    Mr.Rasheed Mustafa. (=….Ali Baba, Assalamualaikum, ha haa haaa, what a Camel, what a Desert Donkey, sitting on a flying carpet af Ali Baba…)

  5. From: negare16@yahoo.com Greetings,
    I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before, but need not to worry as I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11,300,000.00 USD immediately to your private account.The money has been here in our Bank lying dormant for years now without anybody coming for the claim of it.I want to release the money to you as the relative to our deceased customer (the account owner) who died a long with his supposed NEXT OF KIN since 16th October 2005. The Banking laws here does not allow such money to stay more than 14 years, because the money will be recalled to the Bank treasury account as unclaimed fund.By indicating your interest I will send you the full details on how the business will be executed.Please respond urgently and delete if you are not interested.
    Best Regards,
    MR Michel sawadogo (=…Dead Duck….what a sick and deviated mind, what a big Rat). Antw.:⁨ Assalamualaikum My Dear Friend,
  6. Hi, 25 sep. 2019 om 04:11, Bill Marco <billmarco688@gmail.com>
    My name is Bill Marco and I’ll like to share something very important with you.
    I am a financial Investor and I’m glad to let you know I have helped a lot of individuals/companies invest in the right way with the new emerging and highly valued global currency. If you don’t mind, I’ll love to introduce you to an investment forum that aids the facilitation of Kidney transplant and also helps investors gain heavily in the financial world. This forum makes it possible to save millions of lives globally by creating a Kidney exchange e-program, an ingenious secure and blockchain backed system which collates digital information and allows the ecosystem redistribute it in a precise manner.
    By Investing in this forum you can earn profits as high as 20% Monthly return on investment and also help save LIVES of millions of people on the Kidney Donor list.Should you require to know more, first thing you should know is that as this is very easy and extremely rewarding. Kindly contact me directly via email as It would interest me and also benefit you if we can discuss expansion opportunities as well as guide lines on how you can start earning a profitable ROI.Best Regards  Bill Marco (…Investor in weird scam stories…ha hah haaa)
  7. Hello My Dear.Please do not feel disturbed for contacting  you, based on the critical condition I find mine self, though, it’s not financial problem, but my health, you might have know that cancer is not what to talk home about, I am married to Mr. Khalil Zuthimalin who worked with Tunisia embassy in Burkina Faso for nine years before he died in the year 2012.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for five days.Since his death I decided not to remarry, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ 9.2m (Nine million two hundred thousand dollars) in a bank in Burkina Faso, Presently this money is still in bank. And My Doctor told me that I don’t have much time to live because of the cancer problem, Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this fund to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want you to take 30 Percent of the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go to charity” people and helping the orphanage.I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used by the Government. I grew up as an Orphan and I don’t have anybody as my family member,I am expecting your urgent respond.Here is my private E-mail zuthimalin.m23@yahoo.com Regards,
    Mrs. Shahinaz Zuthimalin –written from Hospital. What a Sick Rat.
  8. FRom: IlxSSxhvmzMjOP8TN4wO@mail.irreleases.com 15/11/2019 – PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL. Greetings to you.I want to first request that the details of this letter be kept strictly confidential. My intention is to partner with you in the sharing of $18.41 million.
    I am Mr. Ali Abdullah, director of human resources and administration of Majid Saiyad Energy Group (MSEG). MSEG has just concluded the building project of a $92.41 million Health Research Facility in Wien, Austria which will be launched on the 3rd of December 2019. As the main member in the Project Contract Review Panel (PCRP), I am solely responsible for approving budget figures and contractor payout.During the project initiation, my colleague and I over-invoiced the construction supply invoice by a total of $18.41 million. We feel this amount is well deserved considering our input to the general growth of MSEG. Now that the project has been concluded, the over-invoiced amount is deposited with an offshore bank awaiting claim by authorized project contractor.Since we are directly linked to MSEG we cannot establish a claim on the funds as this will raise suspicion and a cause for unnecessary investigation into the project finance.
    We desperately seek your consent to present you as an authorized project contractor to enable you claim the over-invoiced amount ($18.41 million) and further remit payment to us. We are willing to compensate you with a sum of $2million for your partnership.This venture is 100% risk free and we DO NOT require any financial commitment from you. All expenses required to successfully complete the transaction will be covered by us.Your urgent response will be appreciated. You may contact me by email; aliabdullahmajidsaiyadenergy@gmail.comThank you for your attention, Hope to hearing from you soonest.Sincerely, Ali Abdullah Director Human Resources & Administration. (Ha ha haaa, another AliBaba Camel from the Desert…)
  9. Larrystevejp1@gmail.com alias Mr. Suvo Sarkar Greetings to you!!,
    With Due Respect, I presumed that all is well with you and your family. Please let this not be a surprised message to you my friend,I’m Mr,Suvo Sarkar a Bank Officer here in United Arab Bank of Dubai. I invite you to a good business deal that valued at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million United State Dollars). I want us to work together as a partner and benefit from this good business. I will explain in detail’s in my next letter if you are interested in doing business with me. Have a nice dayWith all due respect, I look forward to your prompt reply. Mr.Suvo Sarkar.
    Ha ha haaaa, another banker that has to much money to spent himself. Poor little scammer…
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    перейдя по ссылке на главную страницу в срок до 2 дней. В случае просрочки Ваш доступ в систему будет аннулирован!Переход на страницу: https://google.com

  11. Hello, My name is Low Taek Jho, a Malaysian businessman. I am writing to know if you are still using this email address. I am interested to discuss a mutual corporation with you.
    I will enclose the proposal for your reference as soon as I receive your response.
    Yours Sincerely.
    Low Taek Jho – Otra Rata de 2 patas, another Rat on 2 feet: ltjlomy@outlook.com
  12. Dear Beneficiary. (On May 5th 2020, in Corona time.)$250.000.00 USD HAS BEEN AWARDED TO YOU!!!After proper and several investigations and research at Western Union and Money Gram Office, we found your name in Western Union database among those that have sent money through Western Union and this proves that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them through Western Union/Money Gram in the course of getting one fund or the other that is not real. In this regard a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM, the FBI alongside with the Ministry of Finance, As a consequence of our investigations it was agreed that the sum of Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars (U.S.250,000.00) should be AWARDED to you out from the funds that The United States Department of the Treasury has set aside as compensation payment for scam victims.This case would be handled and supervised by the FBI. We have submitted your details to them so that your funds can be delivered to you. Contact the Western Union agent office through the information below:Contact Person: Glen Moore..
    Address: Western Union Post Office,
    Email:   contact.glenmoore1@gmail.com  ;  sid@stmarytxedu.Yours sincerely,
    James Robinson.   Hahahaaaaaa, what a toxic Rat and Virus this one. Born completely insane.
  13. Emails of Scammers, Phishers, Blackmailers and other Toxic Viruses:

1) maria.calil@goiasprev.go.gov.br 2) yeliz.cakiroglu@yee.org.tr 3) robert anderson <robertandersonhappy1@gmail.com> 4) marianatkachenko16@gmail.com 5) larrystevejp1@gmail.com 6) mrsnosborne@gmail.com 7)exatest@cloversky.com.my 8)billmarco688@gmail.com 9)office@stefing.rs 10)rm2568590@gmail.com 11)afameoknieke@gmail.com  12) negare16@yahoo.com  13) office@stefing.rs 14) wounder.full@yahoo.com  15) ltjlomy@outlook.com  16) exatest@cloversky.com.my  17) ehfoukoh1023@gmail.com 18)afameoknieke@gmail.com patriciag@mail2patricia.com 19) negare16@yahoo.com office@stefing.rs 20) ltjlomy@outlook.com 21) ehfoukoh1023@gmail.com 22) billmarco688@gmail.com 23) patriciag@mail2patricia.com 24) abdullahi.dikkoncs@gmail.com 25) nxgurieljy@outlook.com (Blackmailer Tallia Casto) 26) maurhinck7@gmail.com 27) contact.glenmoore1@gmail.com (Western Union trick) 28) qq5@gazok.net 29) jan.jezek@proofest.com 30) devor.herbert@gmail.com

17) 31 May 2020 – najib.banbang@yahoo.com or Hendon Nawang –

Another toxic Rat, from Malaysia apparently.

Hendon Nawang & co 
PLot 21, Tingkat 3
Complex Mara
2708 Kuala Lumpur

I am Barrister Hendon Nawang,an attorney at law .A deceased client of mine,by name,MJason  Lien, here in after shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a heart-related condition on the 11th November, 2012. His heart condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the Gulf Air Flight Crashes in Persian Gulf Near Bahrain Aired August 23, 2000 – 2:50 p.m. 
I have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared non-serviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at 9.5 Million US dollars is lodged. This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated.

My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology. I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible via email, this transaction will be treated private with absolute confidentiality and sincerity.I look forward to your quick reply.
Best regards,
Hendon Nawang Esq

18) Another toxic Rat…Natacha Lorna Ms Anders, natachalaboso12@gmail.com – on 11 June 2020.

My beloved one,

am writing this mail to you with tears and sorrow from my heart. I am
Natacha Lorna Chepkrmoi Laboso, a 23 years old girl from Kenya, My
Mother was Late Lorna Chepkrmoi Laboso the former Kenyan Assistant
Minister of Home and affairs, who was among the plan that crashed in a
remote area called Kalong’s, in western Kenya.The plane crashed
occurred on Tuesday 10th, June, 2008. You can read more about the
crash with the below website. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/
WORLD/africa/06/10/kenya. crash/index.html

After the burial of my late Mother, my stepmother and my uncles
conspired and sold my Mother’s properties to an Expert rate in
Switzerland which the shared the money among themselves and left me
nothing, One faithful morning, I opened my Mother’s briefcase and
found out a documents that my Late Mother deposited a huge amount of
money in Coris bank Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin.

After then I visit Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better
life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my
arrival over there, the Bank Director whom I meet in person Mr. Batish
Zongo told me that my Mother left an instruction to the bank, that the
money should be release to me when I am married or I present a trustee
who will help me and invest the money overseas. That is the reason why
I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and
stand as my trustee for the Bank to transfer the money to his bank

I will like you to help me to relocate to your country because my
stepmother has threatened to assassinate me once she knows my where
about. The amount is($9.4 USD nine point four million United State
Dollars, I have confirmed from the bank in Burkina Faso, You will also
help me to place the money in a more profitable business venture in
your Country. However, you will help me by recommending a nice
University in your country so that I can complete my studies.

It will be my pleasure to compensate you with 30% of the total money
for your services and the balance shall be my capital, with your kind
idea for me to invest under your control over there in your country.
As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I
will put things in order immediately. I shall appreciate an urgent
message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this
transaction trustfully and sincerely.

I thank God Today that I am out from my country (KENYA) right now In
(Burkina Faso) where my Mother deposited the money with my name as the
next of kin, and I have confirmed from the bank with the Documents I
have at hand which I will be sending to you after receiving a good
respond from you, I will also be sending to you my picture’s in my
next mail, thanks and have a nice day.

Sincerely yours.

Ms, Natacha Lorna Chepkrmoi Laboso. Another toxic Rat

19) Tamale David – tamdavidesq9@gmail.com – Another toxic Rat from Togo – 23 June 2020

Dear Sir,
Its a great opportunity to get in contact with you for this fortune.
It is my resolution to contact you in resolving this issue of
repatriation into your country through your bank account.I am an
attorney here in Togo, Also a confidant to a late Engineer Victor Chin
who was my client.He made a deposit of US$10.5 Million with a Togo
bank.I want to use you/your company’s account as the next of kin to my
deceased client to enable the bank transfer out his estate to your
bank account and after a successful transfer we share the funds in the
ratio of 60/40 percent.
Expecting your good response.

Barrister Tamale David

20) Mrs. Aisha Budari – firstladyaishabuhari123@gmail.com – another toxic Rat from Nigeria. – 23 June 2020


This is from the office of the first lady Federal Republic of Nigeria

Dear sir/Madam, How are you doing today? I am Mrs.Aisha Muhammadu
Buhari the first lady Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am sorry for
contacting you directly to your email.I have a very genuine and
Lucrative business opportunity that I want to share with you as you
may know this is the final tenure of my husband in the office.

246,250,000.00,) deposited with National Bank of Fujairah Dubai,
United Arab Emirates.

Please I need your help for immediate crediting of this fund into your
bank  all it will cost you is a change of ownership of the fund to be
entered in your name or company and you will start to withdraw from
your bank account. Please acknowledge my email so I can provide you
with details.

Confidentiality is the bond of this transaction.

I await your response.

Best regards,
Mrs.Aisha Muhammadu Buhari

21) Another scammer or Toxic Rat on 2 legs from Togo: My official email address: remittancef56@gmail.com or murata@h-adv.jp (a Japanese email address). Direct line +228 932-66-588 (Togo): 30 July 2020



I am MR.ODENS N. ANTHONY working with (BANQUE POPULAIRE S.A TOGO) as their SECRETARIAT GENERAL FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT, as an account officer to late Engineer ,I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I have the opportunity of transferring the left over funds belonging to one of customer who bears the same surname with you. Our late customer was a companion to former Libyan President Muhammar Gaddafi and Gaddafi was using him to run transactions globally and the bottom line is that our late customer was assassinated in Libyan. I am his personal account officer with the account he has with our bank. My purpose of contacting you is that our late customer deposited funds valued at (US$9.6 million) with (150 kg of Gold) with our bank before his death without an heir apparent, NEXT OF KIN, or beneficiary. I will like to present you as the NEXT OF KIN to our late customer in order for you to lay claim to the aforementioned funds and gold.

I solicit your cooperation and assistance. For this, I need your urgent assistance in transferring the (US$9.6 million) with (150 kg of Gold) to your account within 10 or 14 banking working days. This money has been dormant for years in his account with our bank without claim. Our bank will release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer I don’t want the money to go into government treasury as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why I am contacting you so that our bank can release the funds and the Gold to you as the NEXT OF KIN to the deceased customer.

Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested. Upon receipt of your reply, I will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 50% of the above mentioned sum while 50% will be for me, if you agree to handle this business with me. I am expecting your urgent respond immediately.

Please be advised that the confidentiality of this transaction is non-negotiable.

My official email address: remittancef56@gmail.com or murata@h-adv.jp (a Japanese email address)
Direct line +228 932-66-588 (=Togo phone number)

Best Regards.

Mr.Odens Numbi Anthony.
Security and Finance Company.

22) For sure, more to come…in this virtual Scam world…

22. Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 – Guyana v. Venezuela: Report ICJ (1/9/2018-31-7/2019)

22. Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela: Report ICJ (1/9/2018-31-7/2019)  V.31.10.19

Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the ICJ, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s Annual Report 2018-2019.

  1. The Annual Report of the Court:


2. The full text of the address of the President:


3. https://mar-petroleumexplorationconsultant.com/25-guyana-files-an-application-against-venezuela/


12. Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela) – p44-46/69

207. On 29 March 2018, Guyana filed an Application instituting proceedings against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

208. In its Application, Guyana requested the Court “to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the Award Regarding the Boundary between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela, of 3 October 1899”. The Applicant claimed that the 1899 Award was “‘a full, perfect, and final settlement’ of all questions

44/69 (19-13600)


relating to determining the boundary line between the colony of British Guiana and Venezuela”.

209. Guyana asserted that between November 1900 and June 1904, a joint Anglo- Venezuelan Boundary Commission had “identified, demarcated and permanently fixed the boundary established by the … Award” before the signing of a Joint Declaration by the Commissioners on 10 January 1905 (referred to as “the 1905 Agreement”).

210. Guyana contended that, in 1962, for the first time, Venezuela had contested the Award as “arbitrary” and “null and void”. This, according to the Applicant, had led to the signing of the Agreement to resolve the controversy between Venezuela and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the frontier between Venezuela and British Guiana at Geneva on 17 February 1966, which “provided for recourse to a series of dispute settlement mechanisms to finally resolve the controversy”.

211. Guyana further submitted that the Geneva Agreement had authorized the United Nations Secretary-General to decide which appropriate dispute resolution mechanism to adopt for the peaceful settlement of the dispute, in accordance with Article 33 of the United Nations Charter. According to the Applicant:

“On 30 January 2018, … Secretary-General [H.E.] António Guterres determined that the good offices process had failed to achieve a peaceful settlement of the controversy. He then took a formal and binding decision, under Article IV, paragraph 2 of the Agreement, to choose a different means of settlement under Article 33 of the Charter. In identical letters to both Parties, he communicated the terms of his decision that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by the Geneva Agreement, the controversy shall be settled by recourse to the International Court of Justice.”

212. In its Application, filed “pursuant to the Secretary-General’s decision”, Guyana requested the Court to adjudge and declare that:

“(a) The 1899 Award [was] valid and binding upon Guyana and Venezuela, and the boundary established by that Award and the 1905 Agreement [was] valid and binding upon Guyana and Venezuela;

  1. (b)  Guyana enjoy[ed] full sovereignty over the territory between the Essequibo River and the boundary established by the 1899 Award and the 1905 Agreement, and Venezuela enjoy[ed] full sovereignty over the territory west of that boundary; Guyana and Venezuela [were] under an obligation to fully respect each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in accordance with the boundary established by the 1899 Award and the 1905 Agreement;
  2. (c)  Venezuela [had to] immediately withdraw from and cease its occupation of the eastern half of the Island of Ankoko, and each and every other territory which [was] recognized as Guyana’s sovereign territory in accordance with the 1899 Award and 1905 Agreement;
  3. (d)  Venezuela [had to] refrain from threatening or using force against any person and/or company licensed by Guyana or engage in economic or commercial activity in Guyanese territory as determined by the 1899 Award and 1905 Agreement, or in any maritime areas appurtenant to such territory over which Guyana ha[d] sovereignty or exercise[d] sovereign rights, and shall not interfere with any Guyanese or Guyanese-authorised activities in those areas;
  4. (e)  Venezuela [was] internationally responsible for violations of Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights, and for all injuries suffered by Guyana as a consequence.”

46/69 (A/74/4)

213. By an Order dated 19 June 2018, the Court decided that the written pleadings in the case must first address the question of the jurisdiction of the Courtand fixed 19 November 2018 and 18 April 2019as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Memorial by Guyana and a Counter-Memorial by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

214. The Court took this decision following a meeting held on 18 June 2018 with representatives of the parties.

215. The Memorial of Guyana was filedwithin the time-limit thus fixed.

  • My own notes and musings, as a simple petroleum exploration geologist.

a) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela did not file a Counter-Memorial.

As they already previously indicated they do not consider that ICJ has the jurisdiction to rule and decide on this ” Controversy “.

So, what is ahead ?

All the time and money spent via ICJ was lost, for nothing ?

Who is going to decide ?

Who has jurisdiction ?

b) What would Hugo Grotius have  thought or said on this subject?

He was one of the first to formulate the international society doctrine.

As well as one of the first to define expressly the idea of one society of states, governed not by force or warfare.

But by actual laws and mutual agreement to enforce those laws.

c) Hugo Grotius, famous Dutch jurist: De Indis and Mare Liberum

Hugo Grotius - Delft -
Hugo Grotius – Delft, his native town. – He lived on Oude Langedijk, near to the Nieuwe Kerk. The house does not exist anymore. But was probably located in the area of this, my own, picture.


20. Guiana-Suriname Basin: 11 LinkedIn Posts October 2019

Contents (11)- V.22.10.19

1  Orinduik (and Kanuku) prospect map -Updated; Source Tullow Oil 2019

2  Depositional Environment and Reservoir Prediction – GS Basin; Hess, 2018

3  Multiple Prospects and Play Types Offshore Guyana – Exploration; Hess.com, 2019

4  Corentyne Offshore PPL – Composite Dip Line and Depositional Model – Fig. 4-6; cgxenergy.com

5  Guyana-Suriname Basin discoveries vs. CO2; 2019

6  Suriname Offshore Play and Licenses Maps; Ref. opportunities.staatsolie.com, 2019

7  Guyana-Suriname Basin – Continental Margin and Deep Basins – 3D Cartoon of possible processes; Taken and adapted from Fig. 13 of M. Rebecca et al, 2014

8  Core Photos Liza-5, Payara-1; ExxonMobil; Hess Investor Presentation 2018

9  Ranger Appraisal – Stacked carbonate play opener; Hess, dec. 2018

10  Walker Exploration Prospect, Carbonate, Suriname; Hess, dec. 2018

11  Kitchen map Canje Formation source rock in Guyana-Suriname Basin – Fig. 4; Ref. Halliburton, 2019

12  Further ?

Orinduik Kanuku prospect map hashtagdiscoveries guianasurinamebasin goldenlaneguianasuriname Exxonmobil hess cnooc tullow anadarko eco total cgx


Giant fields are located on the lowermost “ Terrace “. So far 10/19.

Area of Upper Cretaceous rather flat-lying seafloor fans & associated sediments.
Located straight above the mature Canje source rocks kitchen. Where apparently the petroleum system works optimal.
Myself I call this the “ Guiana – Suriname Golden Lane “ playfairway.

Updip slope fans and fans/reservoirs in Tertiary involve a higher risk as far as migration, side and top seals is concerned.

Extending this cartoon, eastwards towards Sranankondre onshore 1 billion OOIP Tambaredjo field (1964).

A most simple Tambaredjo Exploration Quiz:

Oil from same Liza kitchen ?

Thus some 20 billion bbls needed to make a 1 billion bbls field at 150 km away:

Olympic Gold Medal Subsurface Longdistance Walking & Hurdling.


Why not take it easy, why walk so far, zig-zagging, hurdling, sneaking around, escaping etc. If you have plenty of complacent reservoirs nearby?

Somewhat similar to voluntarily and with wanderlust trailing the 777 km Camino de Santiago trail from Roncesvalles to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on Plaza Obradoiro (https://mar-petroleumexplorationconsultant.com/9-dia-del-apostol-santiago-y-dia-de-la-patria-gallega-25-julio/)?

By the way, where are the other 18 billion bbls that initially accompanied me when expelled out of the kitchen, while traveling and venturing off the beaten paths towards Tambaredjo high ??
Sure, in-between, no doubt, totally agree.

Prize: A billion bbls field ?

Faîtes vous jeux. Rien ne va plus.

Source, picture, Tullow Oil, Internet.

Orinduik-Kanuku Prospect Map-Tullow-2019
Orinduik-Kanuku Prospect Map-Tullow-2019
  • Carapa-1 to be drilled: Reference, LI, Javed Razack, 20/10/19:

Rowan/Valaris EXL II jackup rig. Will drill 1 well, Carapa-1, for Repsol, Kanuku Block.

Carapa prospect is a 200-million-barrel Cretaceous target located in 70m of water.

The Kanuku block is almost 2000 sq km and operated by Repsol with a 37.5% stake. The partners are Tullow (37.5%) and Total (25%). With Tullow having back to back discoveries in 2019, it is certain that as a partner, Tullow will share their learnings, increasing the well’s chance of success.

Repsol has already hinted at 2 more exploration wells in 2020.

  • Jethro 1-Lobe discovery, 2019.

Clean Lower Tertiary amalgamated sandstone, 55 m. net, excellent reservoir. Clear seismic definition. Potential to be a standalone commercial discovery. Evaluating requirements for an appraisal well.

Well cost some $ 45 m.
Ref. Eco Atlantic, Colin Kinley, COO, 24-10-19.

Jethro, recent analysis (13/11/19) has shown that heavy oil was encountered.

  • Joe-1 discovery, 2019.

Well cost $21 m.
Proven reservoir, 16 m. net, and oil charge in Upper Tertiary sands.

Joe, recent analysis (13/11/19) has shown that heavy oil was encountered.

  • Jethro-1 and Joe-1 are mobile heavy crudes. Similar to the commercial heavy crudes (North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Campos Basin, Venezuela and Angola) with high sulphur content.
  • Jethro-1 discovery has the advantage of 8,500 PSI reservoir (2,600 PSI Overpressure), which increases drive efficiency; high reservoir temperature of 94 degrees Celsius; and an estimated flowing well head temperature of 90 degrees.
    Both increases oil mobility and provides an advantage at the floating production facility. Ref. Energypedia, 13/11/19
  • https://www.energy-pedia.com/news/guyana/eco-(atlantic)-oil-gas-provides-update-on-initial-analysis-of-jethro-and-joe-wells-offshore-guyana-178087
  • Business, shares, value, Financial Times, 13/11/19:
  • Tullow shares tumble after warning on Guyana projects.
  • Encouragement for other Upper Tertiary prospects in Orinduik.

Such as Jimmy (2020?). Situated in same charged sands. 3D processing and interpretation ongoing to correlate with the 2 discoveries.

  • Eco Atlantic, 3/11/19, Exploration, discoveries, influence on share price;Twitter: Increases to discovered resource at Hammerhead and Jethro
    Hammerhead is a major discovery made by Exxon/Hess on the Stabroek Block, which extends onto the Orinduik Block. Eco believes ~10% of Hammerhead could lie on its block and Hammerhead could be 400-800mmboe gross. Eco’s last CPR (prior to the appraisal wells) only gave credit for 2mmboe net to Eco and we have increased this to 9mmboe based on 600mmboe gross, with 10% on the Orinduik block following the positive appraisal results reported by Hess/Exxon. This gives a risked value of 12p/sh or 19p/sh unrisked. On Jethro, we are upping the estimated recoverable resource estimate to 250mmboe from 215mmboe to reflect the results exceeding the partners’ pre-drill expectations. This gives a risked value of 46p/sh or 81p/sh unrisked. The pre-drill estimate for Jethro was 215mmboe in the CPR on a P50 basis or 340mmbbl on a P10 basis. In the P10 case, using an NPV of US$5/bbl, the discovery is worth >US$250mm net to Eco on an unrisked basis.
    New Tertiary exploration prospects, derisked by Jethro and Joe

2) Depositional Environment and Reservoir Prediction – GS Basin – Hess, 2018


Herewith related?

  • Apache, Block 58 & surroundings in Suriname, Q2.

Some 80-20 km east of Turbot, Pluma, Haimara discoveries.

Maka prospect, spudded 24-9-2019 with Noble Sam Croft drillship.
Possibly up to 3 wells.

  • Most fortunate?

Sitting right on top of a red, late mature, now condensate cooking and expelling Canje source rock late Neogene kitchen…

Just put a valid basin floor fan, slope fan, shelf carbonate, whatever on op top of it?

Full to spil? Spilling over ??
Maka Central 1; Sapakara West 1 ?

Haute Sranankondre Condensate Cuisine ?

” Michelin Subsurface 4-Stars “ ?

   Alias “ The Kitchen of Mrs. Liza – Maka  “?

Top of the world…?
About january 2020 we will know. Success or failure ?

Status at 21-12-2019?
A significant discovery.
Most probably not a giant discovery.

Not the full extension of the “ Liza Golden Lane “?

My best guess at this stage. Not found wat was hoped and expected ? Two intervals “ tested “ and cased of. Commercial amounts ? Some 200-300 million bbls? Decided to drill deeper for a Lower Cretaceous ? interval. Why? To find more reserves to make it commercial and make it fly ?


1. Hess, Investors Forum, dec. 2018

2. https://suriname-mirror.blogspot.com/2019/09/amerikaanse-oliemaatschappij-apache.html

Guyana-Depositional-Reservoir-Hess 2018
Guyana-Depositional-Reservoir-Hess 2018
3) Multiple Prospects and Play Types Offshore Guyana – Exploration – Hess.com, 2019

GuianaSurinameBasin Hess hashtagExxonMobil CNOOC goldenlane Haimara1 Makaprospect Apache block58


Location #Haimara-1 discovery: encountered 63m of high quality reservoir (gas/condensate) and could potentially open up a new area.)


A) Apache_Block58_Makaprospect?_spudded_24 sept 2019_drillingahead vs.

Eagle1 2012 oil & gas shows P&A. vs.

Kankantrie 8/2019 Staatsolie dryhole water #8million 800millionbarrels hashtagnearshore nickerie Suriname;

Kankantrie was de grootste prospect met een mogelijkheid van 800 miljoen barrels, wel met een laag slagingspercentage van 10 procent.
Wij zaten op 2000 meter van de 2900 meter (TD), dan is iedereen enthousiast en dat enthousiasme is overgebracht.
Nu blijkt echter dat de boorput Kankantrie helemaal niets heeft opgeleverd. Ref. http://dwtonline.com/laatste-nieuws/2019/09/17/informatie-over-kankantrie-oliebron-geen-fake-nieuws/.

  • Is Suriname Block 58 upper half, the extension of the proven petroleum system, habitat and setting of the “ Guiana Golden Lane “ ??
    The sediments were to a lesser extent sourced through the Berbice canyon, probably. But by paleo-canyons along the Suriname continental shelf and margin (e.g. Corantijn Incised Valley, Saramacca -, Suriname river valley etc.).

A wildcat exploration by Apache is currently 10/19 underway in Suriname. Prior to this only 14 wells have been drilled in the Guyana-Suriname basin beyond water depths greater than 20 meters.


Hess Investor Information_16/10/2019_@$ 65.23 share_price and Etc. etc. etc. on Internet.

4) Corentyne Offshore PPL – Composite Dip Line and Depositional Model – Fig. 4-6 – cgxenergy.com

Eagle1 well hashtagoilshows P&A

Just southwest of Haimara 1 discovery & just west of Block 58_#Apache_#Suriname: Eagle 1 well, 2012, oil & gas shows. P&A.

Probably no efficient top & side seals. The Turonian, primary prospect, is divided into two units, separated by a flooding surface that acts as an internal seal.

These sand rich amalgamated sea floor fans are sourced from the Corentyne incised valley, and lie directly on top of Cenomanian source beds. The target reservoir package pinches out both laterally and up dip via a stratigraphic or facies pinch out.

Turonian sands were penetrated by the North Coronie #1 well in offshore Suriname. Directly above the regional anoxic source rock, the Lower Cenomanian Canje formation.

Equivalent/contemporaneous of Villeta-La Luna-Querecual-Naparima Hill anoxic source rocks (10-15 m.y., Cenomanian-Coniacian). Deposited along the whole northern South American passive continent margin during Upper Cretaceous.

Ref. :

a) https://lnkd.in/ez4Ewyw, 15 April 2011 

Corentyne Offshore PPL-Composite Dip Line and Depositional Model - cgxenergy.com
Corentyne Offshore PPL-Composite Dip Line and Depositional Model – cgxenergy.com
5) Guyana-Suriname Basin discoveries vs. CO2; 2019

GuianaSurinameBasingoldenlane hotspot sweetspot co2 parisagreement temperatureincrease climatechange sealevelchange

Some 5 billion bbls discovered.

Much more coming.

Rumoured in the global geo-grapevine.

Most ardently desired.

Simple questions ?

Does it line up withParisAgreement (1)?

How much#CO2 will these generate in the future (2)?

Sustainable included in the Green State Development Strategy?

Doesn’t matter, anyway, never thought of?

  • Facts:

Combined liquid fuels from an average barrel of crude oil produces a minimum of 327 kg #CO2 when consumed.

  • Thus: 5 billion X 317 kg = 1585 billion kg CO2.

Hmm, quite some… Convinced it was about close to nothing…

(= how much temperature increase + sealevel rise + etc. etc…

Sure, most interesting “ Sea-Level Rise Symposium, 4/10/2019).

Who cares anyway ? Shareholders? Stakeholders?
Any Guiana-Suriname Basin Greenpeace activist around or signaled on the horizon ? Not yet Mrs. Greta Thunberg to defend Mother Earth ?

  • CO2, Newsweek, By Ewan Palmer,

“ SHELL CEO says it’s entirely legitimate to invest in oil and gas after being named among 20 firms behind third of all carbon Emissions.

  • The company was ranked seventh out of the state and investor-owned firms who helped contribute to 480 billion tonnes (= 480 000 billion kilogram) of carbon dioxide equivalent in the modern era.

Van Beurden said. A bigger risk is prematurely turning your back on oil and gas.

Speaking to Reuters he was dismissing what he described as the “demonization” and “unjustified” concerns about the energy company’s future business model “.

Thus, entirely legitimate…

Turn your head with your iconic Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses on and the Noise Cancelling Headphones, Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic.

Full throttle?
Autostrada del Sole near Alassio, in a lovely sunroof V6 C350.

Swiftly speed and dance away.


Enjoy life, la Vida es Una (1) no mas.

A gozar bailando salsa y bachata, se dijo…




1. https://lnkd.in/eSsi6uf

2. https://lnkd.in/ezvWhMP

3. Newsweek.com and imasdk.googleapis.com


ExxonMobil Discoveries_10/19
ExxonMobil Discoveries @ 10/19; = 1585 billion kg CO2 @ 2019; Co2 generated through time by Shell’s produced and burned petroleum up to 2019: 480 000 billion kilogram. Thus 303 x amount that Guiana petroleum reserves 2019 will generate in CO2.
6) Suriname Offshore Play Map – Ref. opportunities.staatsolie.com, 2019

Suriname Offshore Play Map

Question? Weekend Quiz?

Which other essential exploration related items could possibly be missing on this beautiful map ?

Reference: Staatsolie, 2/1/2019 https://lnkd.in/ePxcT3T

Map 1.

Offshore Playmap_SOM_2019
Offshore Playmap_SOM_2019

Map 2

Suriname Licensing Areas 10/2019_Staatsolie
Suriname Licensing Areas 10/2019_Staatsolie


7) Guyana-Suriname Basin – Continental Margin and Deep Basins – Cartoon of possible processes; Taken and adapted from Fig. 13 of M. Rebecca et al, 2014

GuianaSurinameBasingeocartoon of possible dynamic processes. turbidites deepwater slopefans canyons contourite pelagite ExxonMobil hess cnooc tullow cgx total eco


Is this more or less how it really was in Guiana-Suriname Basin ?

Since Upper Cretaceous to Recent.

As unveiled in present day offshore basins on different continents.

Sure, for the sake of simplicity.

Not even taken into account the large amount of fine-grained sediments in G-S basin, first since 10 Ma, provenant from Amazon river.

Increasing drastically since 4.5 Ma. Amazon River and the continental-scale Amazon drainage basin were assembled during the late Miocene and Pliocene.

The Surinam coast is part of the extensive tropical mud coast between the Amazon River and the Orinoco River. Classified as a low to medium energy coast.

A substantially longshore supply of mud originates from the Amazon River. The fine grained sediment (pelite) is transported in suspension and also deposited in the deeper parts of Guiana-Suriname Basin.

A little bit different though?

From the nostalgic or fairy tale-like character multi-colored geo-cartoons.

As usually presented on Investor Forums…


Adapted & customised from fig. 13: https://lnkd.in/e4SQVaP!

Guiana-Suriname Basin-Cartoon_MCAL_Adapted_M.Rebesco et.al. 2014
Guiana-Suriname Basin-Cartoon_MCAL_Adapted_M.Rebesco et.al. 2014
8) Core Photos Liza-5, Payara-1; ExxonMobil; Hess Investor Presentation 2018

corephotos Liza5 Payara1 guianasurinamebasin giantfield goldenlane ExxonMobil hess cnooc reservoirsands slopefans deepwater turbidites basinfloorfans blackshales sourcerock hashtagcontourite pelagite


Frequent black/dark thin layers/intercalations.

Somewhat irregular or slightly disturbed, in the “ basinfloor fan reservoir sands “.

Implications ??

Intercalated black shales with high TOC content ?

Layers consisting of coaly, originally leaf fragments, such as in the turbidite sandstones in the deep-water Kutei Basin ?

Intercalated pelagites ?


Associated to myriad oceanographic processes in surface, intermediate and deep-water masses?

Someone put some black make-up or marked black layers on the core picture to make it more interesting ?

Indication to revise and adapt existing facies/exploration/production models ?

Etc. etc. etc.

Make your own free geo-democratic choice and interpretation…

Sure, pls let me know the right answer, thx in advance.


Hess (HES) Investor Presentation – Slideshow – Dec. 12, 2018 and Internet publications.

Cores Liza5_Payara1_ExxonMobil
Cores Liza5_Payara1_ExxonMobil
9) Ranger Appraisal – Stacked carbonate play opener; Hess, dec. 2018


GuianaSurinameBasin Ranger carbonate albian jurassicvolcanics

basement discovery goldenlane

Ranger discovery ?

Sitting on top of an old volcano of the Jurassic seafloor “ basement “? (…as was seriously rumoured, after discovery…).

Possible size & reserves ?

Height, some 35 contours (time/depth) of 20 ms/m (?) intervals, above Maximum/Deepest Lowest

Closing Contour? Area, max. 6 x 6 miles surface (@ LCC).

= ??? million barrels…

Time will tell.


Hess (HES) Investor Presentation – Slideshow – Dec. 12, 2018

Ranger discovery_Carbonate_Guyana_Hess
Ranger discovery_Carbonate_Guyana_Hess
10) Walker Exploration Prospects, Suriname; Hess, dec. 2018

GuianaSurinameBasin Suriname block42 walkerprospect carbonate prospect goldenlane

Locally carbonates and shallow marine carbonate platforms are found in offshore Guiana-Suriname . Such as Albian and Tertiary shelf and reefal carbonates.

At least one offshore well drilled into and encountered carbonates.


Hess (HES) Investor Presentation – Slideshow – Dec. 12, 2018 and Internet publications.

Walker prospect_Hess_Suriname
Walker prospect_Hess_Suriname
11) Kitchen map Canje Formation source rock in Guyana-Suriname Basin – Fig. 4; Ref. Halliburton, 2019

GuianaSurinameBasin kitchen modelled, anchored at hashtagLiza1 location.

Basin & Source Rock & Migration Modelling.


Just follow the darkblue modelled migration pathways. And unveil your future (giant) petroleum fields.


A minor detail, my personal geo-mindbreakers.

a) Note Tambaredjo giant field unfortunately is completely outside the migration fairways…

Hm, hmm, would not have discovered it with this map.

Most fortunately GMD explored for…water for the village, to find it.


Different really astonishing bone dry wells. Not 1 ppm petroleum according to mr. gaschromatograph.

In Suriname area’s located right in&along two of the prime migration highways and mainstreams.

Hm hmmm.

c) Further ?

In this oval shaped basin & grand kitchen.

Does petroleum only migrate southwards/upwards/updip ?

Not eastwards ? Direction west flank Demerara High.

Never westwards ? Farther than Ranger-1 discovery.

Seldom northwards ? Towards Block 59 of ExxonMobil.

D) Apache, Block 58 & surroundings.

Most fortunate?

Sitting right on top of a red, late mature, condensate cooking and expelling Canje, late Neogene kitchen…

Just put a valid basinfloor fan and slope fan above it?

Full to spill…

Haute Sranankondre Condensate Cuisine

“ Michelin Subsurface 4-Stars “

Alias “ The Kitchen of Mrs. Liza “


https://lnkd.in/eeh7r3r – Halliburton, 2018

BasinMod Liza_Halliburton
BasinMod Liza_Halliburton
12) Further? Please keep in touch? More most exiting exploration histories to follow. The show must go on !

In booming Guiana-Suriname Basin. For both explorationists, investors, business people and many many others.

Block 58, Apache, Suriname, soon, next major discovery, first in Sranankondre, extension of Liza-Payara Golden Lane ??

Faites vos jeux, rien ne va plus.